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Proton beam therapy for malignant pleural mesothelioma.

Translational Lung Cancer Research 2018 April 7 [Link] Badiyan SN, Molitoris JK, Zhu M, Glass E, Diwanji T, Simone CB Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare disease with a poor prognosis. Surgical techniques have made incremental improvements over the last few decades while new systemic therapies, including immunotherapies, show promise as potentially effective […]

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Surgical Options for Malignant Mesothelioma: A Single-Center Experience.

The Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018 June 5 [Link] Kang SR, Bok JS, Lee GD, Choi SH, Kim HR, Kim DK, Park SI, Kim YH Abstract BACKGROUND: We investigated the surgical outcomes of patients who underwent therapeutic surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) at a single center. METHODS: A retrospective review of […]

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A Phase I Trial of Surgical Resection and Intraoperative Hyperthermic Cisplatin and Gemcitabine for Pleural Mesothelioma

Journal of Thoracic Oncology 2018 May 3 [Link] Burt BM, Richards WG, Lee HS, Bartel S, Dasilva MC, Gill RR, Jaklitsch MT, Johnson BE, Swanson SJ, Bueno R, Sugarbaker DJ Abstract INTRODUCTION: The primary objective of this single-institution Phase I clinical trial was to establish the maximum tolerated dose (MTD) of gemcitabine added to cisplatin […]

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Multiple intracranial metastases from postoperative giant sarcomatoid malignant pleural mesothelioma: A case report and literature review

Molecular and Clinical Oncology 2018 January [Epub 2017 November 8] [Link] Tian D, Wen H, Brown HE, Wang X, Zhang L, Fu M Abstract Sarcomatoid malignant pleural mesothelioma (SMPM) is a rare tumor with poor response to treatment and a dismal prognosis. Distant metastases are not uncommon and usually appear at the late stages of […]

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Is Pleurectomy/Decortication Superior to Extrapleural Pneumonectomy for Patients with Malignant Pleural Mesothelioma? A Single-Institutional Experience

Annals of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2018 January [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Miyazaki T, Yamasaki N, Tsuchiya T, Matsumoto K, Kamohara R, Hatachi G, Nagayasu T Abstract PURPOSE: This study was performed to compare the outcome of pleurectomy/decortication (P/D) with that of extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) for patients with malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM). METHODS: Patients […]

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Propensity matched comparison of extrapleural pneumonectomy and pleurectomy/decortication for mesothelioma patients

Interactive Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery 2017 May [Link] Kostron A, Friess M, Inci I, Hillinger S, Schneiter D, Gelpke H, Stahel R, Seifert B, Weder W, Opitz I Abstract OBJECTIVES: The objective of this retrospective study was to assess perioperative outcomes, overall survival and freedom from recurrence after induction chemotherapy followed by extrapleural pneumonectomy (EPP) […]

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Physical function and health-related quality of life in patients undergoing surgical treatment for malignant pleural mesothelioma

Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer 2017 March [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Tanaka T, Morishita S, Hashimoto M, Itani Y, Mabuchi S, Kodama N, Hasegawa S, Domen K Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare cancer that affects the thin cell wall lining of internal organs and structures. Studies have shown that […]

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Alveolar-filling growth pattern of sarcomatoid malignant pleural mesothelioma

Respirology Case Reports 2016 July 4 [Link] Hayakawa T1, Tajima S2, Takanashi Y1, Takahashi T1, Neyatani H1, Funai K Abstract A case of sarcomatoid malignant pleural mesothelioma showing extremely rare growth pattern is described. A 63-year-old man presented to our hospital with left pleural effusion. A computed tomography (CT) scan of the chest showed diffusely […]

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Comorbidity, postoperative morbidity and survival in patients undergoing radical surgery for malignant pleural mesothelioma

European Journal of cardio-thoracic surgery; official journal of the European Association for cardio-thoracic surgery 2016 June 21 [Epub ahead of print] [Link] Infante M, Morenghi E, Bottoni E, Zucali P, Rahal D, Morlacchi A, Ascolese AM, De Rose F, Navarria P, Crepaldi A, Testori A, Voulaz E, Errico V, Perrino M, Scorsetti M, Chiti A, […]

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Surgical therapy of malignant pleural mesothelioma

Der Chirurg: Zeitschrift fur alle Gebiete der operativen Medizen 2016 May [Link] Schirren M, Sponholz S, Oguzhan S, Fisseler-Eckhoff A, Fischer A, Schirren J. Abstract Malignant pleural mesothelioma (MPM) is a rare and aggressive tumor disease, which rapidly leads to death if untreated. In Germany the incidence of newly occurring disease is expected to reach […]

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